9 June 2021
Strengthening the foundational elements of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework A guide for negotiators About this negotiator’s guide This guide is intended to support Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) who wish to strengthen the chapters on Enabling Conditions, Implementation Support Mechanisms, and Responsibility and Transparency (the ‘foundational elements’) in the p. [...] The Negotiations to develop the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Implementation Support Mechanisms work hand in hand Framework (GBF) have focused largely on the proposed with the Enabling Conditions to support the GBF’s targets goals and targets. [...] to uncertainty, social conflicts and complexity in socio- Peasant and indigenous seed, production and management ecological systems.19 systems have provided food and nutrition to the majority of the global population.16 And yet peasants’ rights are not In addition, the ‘inclusive and integrative’ governance effectively protected in national or regional frameworks. [...] paradigms, goals and values”.17,18 The IPBES further asserts that achieving transformative change requires innovative The right to participate stems from the Universal approaches to governance that are not just inclusive and Declaration of Human Rights (Article 21) and the integrative, but also informative and adaptive. [...] utilize and retain requisite capacities and to learn, adapt and manage change; (iii) Building capacities at the individual, organizational and enabling environment levels to facilitate effective policy formulation, the mainstreaming of biodiversity into all sectors, implementation of the framework and the establishment of national systems and measures for transparency and reporting.